New Healthy Built Environment Newsletter

Launched in late 2018, the NCCEH Healthy Built Environment Online Discussion Forum aims to promote networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and practice-related discussions around the built environment. We recently introduced a new bi-monthly newsletter that highlights some of the best posts from the online forum as well as upcoming built environment-related events and publications. It offers a great way to quickly get up to date on HBE issues in Canada. To subscribe to the HBE newsletter, please click here.

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Healthy Built Environment Webinar Series

This webinar series highlights learning and knowledge exchange opportunities through live presentations and expert-led discussions. On Feb 25 Dr. Lana Vanderlee will present her work in Ontario assessing the effectiveness of municipal policies to improve local food environments.

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Healthy Built Environment Forum Evaluation Survey

To know how well our Healthy Built Environment Forum is meeting our objectives, we are gathering feedback from forum users about the forum and its contents. If you have visited and/or participated in the forum in the past, please take a moment to fill out the survey. Your input will help us with continuous improvement. Thank you!

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Take care when munching on cannabis edibles

  • Stay calm and take one bite at a time. Now that cannabis edibles are hitting retail shelves, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has a number of tips for people to avoid the unpleasant consequences that can come from accidental over-consumption.

New Guidelines for Chloramines in Drinking Water

Coronavirus Rapid Research Funding

  • This research response is aligned with the efforts of international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R). This is a collaboration between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Public Health 2020: Registration Open

  • Public Health 2020 is the national conference where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.  Registration is now open.

The Ontario Public Health Conference (TOPHC)

  • All sessions this year's TOPHC Conference have been organized thematically in the following educational pathways: Communicable Disease, Effective Public Health Practice, Healthy Eating, Healthy Environments, Health Equity, Healthy Growth and Development, Immunization, Indigenous Health, Infection Prevention and Control, Injury Prevention, School Health, and Substance Use and Harm Reduction. Registration is now open.

Call for Abstracts: 86th Annual CIPHI Education Conference

  • The Durham Region Health Department is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 CIPHI National Annual Educational Conference. The conference will be held in Ajax, Ontario from October 4 – 7, 2020. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020. Presentation, poster, workshop or panel formats are available. Abstracts are welcome from public health partners and industry professionals. More information is available at

Health Canada Consultation: Boron in Drinking Water

  • Health Canada has opened consultations on changes to the guideline for Boron in drinking water. The document proposes a drop from the existing recommended maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) of 5 mg/L to 2 mg/L. Interested parties can provide comments to by Mar 13, 2020.

Preparing and Conducting Work Meetings Within the Context of the Health Impact Assessment Process

  • Created by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHP), this guide is designed for teams responsible for carrying out an Health Impact Assessment (HIA) but also for anyone who might participate in an HIA process.It contains information that will help determine 1) the tasks to be carried out in preparation for the meeting 2) the meeting's agenda 3) the support materials that might be required for the meeting 4) how much time to allocate for the meeting. It also provides practical advice to ensure the meetings run smoothly.

Video: Finding Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency

  • In an emergency or disaster, access to safe drinking water is essential to survival. Preparation is key! This short explainer video provides some tips on preparing for a water emergency, and principles for treating drinking water in an emergency.

Ready-to-Eat Meats: Assessing the Food Safety Risks


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